First, I showed you my office organization for the new year. Next up was my kitchen organization. This week, it's the family room. Here it is after my cleaning and organizing mission, above.
Sure, it's easy to say that you've organized your space, right? But can you prove it? Maybe it just stays clean all the time. I wish.
Here's my scary before picture:
Since it's hard to know where to look, I'll tell you a bit about this room. This photo was taken in the midst of our Christmas tear-down (with Christmas long past). See the red candles on the left and the Advent calendar still hanging up on the wall at right?
Aside from the Christmas touches, this is pretty much what our family room looks like on most days. My daughter decorates it with toys, books and games. She does headstands on the couch, so there's no room for decorative cushions and all the pictures on the wall are crooked from her feet hitting them.
I am a magazine addict - I pile magazines on the table, on the floor and in an (overflowing) basket. There's a pile of towels that need to be folded on the right. And then there's Jolene the beagle mix. She's checking out that empty bowl on the table to see if there's any food in it.
Luckily, I decided to move the couch cushions during my cleaning spree. I found a library book on Helen Keller that my daughter took out for a class assignment. That would have been fun to look for when the due date approached. And I found this nice wad of gum stuck to a cushion.
Helpful as always, Jolene decided to clean up some crumbs when I left the room.
Here's the after photo. I went with simple decorative touches because I am looking for a period of calm after the storm.
A simple bowl on the table, filled with dollar store wooden balls. (I copied my sister after I saw the wooden balls at her house. Trust me, I have to say that, or she will be calling shortly.)
I threw a few things together on top of the bookshelf using a blue and green colour scheme to match the curtains. What do you think?
How does your family room look today?
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